Operation Recreation 2020 proposes $8 million park levy

Groups seek public funds for improvements

By Melanie Yingst - [email protected]

TROY — Nine organizations calling themselves “Operation Recreation 2020” will present information to propose a future park levy to raise funds for Paul G. Duke Park’s planned expansion, the Troy Senior Citizen Center infrastructure improvements and Miami Shores Golf Course facilities.

The special workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall with city council, the Troy Recreation Board and the Board of Park Commissioners.

According to the committee packet, Operation Recreation 2020 will present a proposal to seek a 10-year, 2.0-mills levy to generate $8 million for improvements for the three recreation facilities. The proposal projects the levy to cost approximately $70 a year per $100,000 property valuation.

The proposal also includes the organization raising $4 million in private donations and possible grants as part of its “public/private endeavor” to help finance the proposed $12 million in improvements.

The proposal includes $11.2 million in Duke Park improvements for nine new baseball fields, three full sized soccer fields and a $300,000 maintenance building; $100,000 to fund the Troy Senior Citizens Center’s improvements, including roof replacement, renovations, new doors and windows, parking lot resurfacing, a shuffleboard court and exterior siding; $1.5 million in clubhouse and course grounds improvements and a new driving range at Miami Shores Golf Course.

The Operation Recreation 2020 group represents the following organizations: Troy Junior Baseball, Midwest Ohio Baseball, Troy Christian High School, Troy High School Softball Organization, Troy Junior Trojans Baseball, Troy Posts No. 43 and Troy TL Boosters Inc., Troy Soccer Club, Troy Senior Citizens Center and Miami Shores Golf Course.

Groups seek public funds for improvements

By Melanie Yingst

[email protected]


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